World Cup Cross Country Race Action from Pietermaritzburg

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Dust, heat and an extraordinarily technical track greeted the racers for the first World Cup Cross Country race of 2014 in Pietermaritzburg. After an hour and a half of battling, Julien Absalon collected his 27th World Cup victory and first-year Elite racer, Jolanda Neff, continued here winning ways from her U23 career with a number 1 finish. Enjoy the dirt and drama with this photo story from Marius Maasewerd and Sven Martin.

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6 comments
  • glucia805

    4/15/2014 2:35 PM

    Proper XC race course. They should all be like this!

  • scarface

    4/14/2014 3:23 PM

    Not a single shot of the Russian junior ladies team? Y'all are blowing it.

  • Ahab

    4/14/2014 11:57 AM

    Rad! Hooray for XC.

  • sideshow

    4/14/2014 7:44 AM

    Having started out racing XC, I quite enjoy this coverage - it's a different kind of intensity; great stuff.

  • liquidSpin

    4/14/2014 5:55 AM

    Thanks for this. I was curious to know how Nino got 6th place. Yeah, a flat tire will do that...still 6th place is pretty damn good when you have to change a flat tire.

  • Sven Martin

    4/14/2014 1:22 AM

    Some Rob and John Parkin shots in there too, i forgot to change credits.